Match Poker is a way of playing poker, developed by the International Federation of Match Poker (IFMP), designed to offer poker as an official world sport. To meet the definition of “sport”, Match Poker has been designed so that a large part of the luck inherent in poker is removed.
In Match Poker, you will play the same cards, in the same position, and with the same flop, turn and river, as the players you’re being compared with. So your play is judged not on how much you won or lost on a hand, but by comparing your play with that of every other player who played those same cards.
As a result of this innovation, Match Poker has been provisionally accepted by the governing body of world sport, GAISF, as the 7th world mind sport – alongside Chess and Bridge etc.
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